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>>> phone hacking hearing. british lawmakers take aim at rupert murdoch and his son. >> a scandal that as shaken an entire nation. >> i'm jessica kartalija. >> don scott. >> british politicians grilled rupert murdoch and his son james in london. they want answers about that phone hacking accusation but has the media im empire reeling. as charlie d'agata reports, a scuffle broke out in the hearing room just moments ago. >> reporter: media giant ruche -- rupert murdoch faced lawmakers. murdoch's son james apologized for phone hacking at the "news of the world" newspaper. >> a great regret. >> reporter: politicians fired questions at the murdochs all on live tv. >> ultimately you have responsibility for the whole fiasco. >> no. >> you're not responsible. who is responsible? >> the people i trussed to run it and then maybe the people he trusted. >> reporter: murdoch is accused of tapping voice mails of murder victims, politicians, even 9/11 victims. >> we have seen no evidence of that at all. >> reporter: the murdochs are walking a tight rope here giving lawmakers the information they
to take shape. >>> humble pie, rupert murdoch is grilled on his role in the phone hacking scandal after a protester makes a headline grabbing attack. >>> and no parking, a canadian car owner learns the hard way to pay attention to the sign. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the debt showdown in washington is focused on a bipartisan senate plan that is gaining legs on capitol hill and the white house. the proposal from the so-called gang of six calls for deep budget cuts and new revenues. joel brown is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, joel. >> betty, good morning. in this week's long battle over raising the debt limit, optimism has been hard to come by. that seemed to change yesterday, at least in the senate. we saw some republicans, some democrats, some conservatives, some liberals, coalescing around a bipartisan deal. >> it's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> reporter: president obama may
, elizabeth palmer. liz? >> reporter: hello, bob. well, rupert murdoch testified for the very first time today and the eyes of the world were rivetted on these hearings. he actually volunteered to answer the government's questions for the very first time since this scandal erupted. the man who runs the world's most powerful media empire today had the world's media running after him. but the crusty combative rupert murdoch of legend was a different man today. his wife, wendy deng at his beck next to his lawyer joel klein and his son james at his side. the murdochs waited actually 27 second to say sorry. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are to particularly the victims of illegal voice mail interceptions and to their families. >> reporter: but sorry didn't mean they would admit knowing about widespread phone hacking and police bribery at the now-closed "news of the world" newspaper. though the lawmakers did try their best. >> mr. murdoch, at what point did you find out that criminality was endemic at "news of the world"
days. >>> u.s. lawmakers have asked the attorney general to investigate rupert murdoch. they want to know if murdoch's company broke any u.s. laws for allegedly bribing police in the phone hacking scandal that forced murdoch to close his largest paper. mean dock pulled the plug on a it is 12 billion business deal. elizabeth palmer has more. >> reporter: it's a sight many people thought they would never see, media titan rupert murdoch in retreat. he abandoned his controversial $12 billion plan to expand into britain's lucrative satellite television business in a surrender to public outrage and political pressure. >> what has happened at this company is disgraceful, it's got to be addressed at every level and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to sort out the mess he created. >> reporter: prime minister cameron met with the parents of the teenage girl, milly dowler, whose cell phone lies at the heart of the scandal. she was murdered in 2002 but only last monday the public learned her phone had been hacked by murdoch's paper "news of the world" and messages were
, meanwhile rupert murdoch the paper' owner is deep in damage control. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london, conspicuously reading a copy of his notorious cameras, then smiled for the cameras as he went out for dinner with rebekah brooks his embattled ceo. the scandal has cost him one of his most profitable papers. staff leaving "news of the world" for the last time put a brave face on the murdoch decision to shut it down. the "news of the world" was the best selling newspaper in britain, a cheeky blend of skin, scandal and gotcha journalism, scarily aimed at british working people who enjoyed seeing the rich and the powerful taken down a peg or two, but not families touched by grief. the "news of the world" is under police investigation for hacking into voice mails belonging to relatives of fallen soldiers and a murdered teenager. journalists also hacked into the phones of celebrities who found out and sued. it was james, rupert murdoch's son and heir apparent who authorized a reported million-dollar out of court settlement to at least one of the hacking v
>>> tabloid trouble. what did they know? and when did they know it? rupert murdoch, his son and a top executive testified before parliament today in the phone hacking scandal that has rocked the uk. >>> no mercy. unrelenting heat smothers more than half of the country, and refuses to budge. >>> and homeward bound. the "atlantis" departs from the international space station for the "atlantis" departs from the international space station for the final time. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the british parliament gets its shot at rupert murdoch this morning. murdoch, his son james, and murdoch's former chief newspaper executive testified before a parliamentary committee this morning about the phone hacking scandal. a member of murdoch's board of directors is denying reports that the directors are considering replacing murdoch. but bloomberg news reports murdoch's future could depend on this morning's testimony. charlie d'agata is in london with the latest on this. good morning, charlie. >> good morning to you, betty.
at the temperature or any heat advisory log on to wjz.com. >>> rupert murdoch is claiming ignorance. he testified before british parliament. he fought off lawmakers and an attack from a protester. >> reporter: dozens of cameras swarmed rupert murdoch's range rover as he arrived at parliamentary hearing with his son james. their testimony came to a hault when a man plunged at him with a plate of foam. earlier, murdoch testified he had no knowledge of the alleged hacking of the news of the world. >> i was absolutely shocked, appalled and ashamed when i heard about it. >> what happened at the news of the world was wrong. we and i have apologized for that. >> reporter: rupert murdoch briefly address the fbi investigation into possible 9/11 hacking victims. >> we have seen no evidence of that at all. >> reporter: murdoch say he's not ultimately responsible for the hacking is scandal and though he's chief executive. he blames individuals at the paper. lawmakers also grilled the formaller deadtor of the former editor of the news of the world rebekah brooks. >> i can say i never sanctioned. >> reporter
dad did, my grandfather did and it's what we do today. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch is doing damage control as there is flu fallout from britain's phone hacking scandal threatening his media empire. >> media mogul rupert murdoch faced a mob of reporters as he met with his em battled c.e.o. rebecca brooks in london. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking coverup that happened on her watch. cameras caught murdoch reading sunday's final edition of the "news of the world." the paper ended a 168-year run after news broke that journalists were hacking into phones of murder and terrorism victims for stories. >> there will have to be some kind of massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with more claims of corruption involving 9/11 victims. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop saying news of the world reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week with the case of millie doweller, a british teen murdered in 2002. her pa
're sorry but also very unaware. rupert murdoch's arrival mirrored many of his recent public appearances, mobbed by photographers. following two weeks of scandal centered around his british newspapers he took his seat, his son james by his side, wife wendy behind him. within seconds the veteran public performer grabbed the headlines with one of pre-prepared lines. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: over two hours british parliamentarians tried to establish precisely what and when the murdochs knew about allegations in "news of the world" of widespread phone hacking and police bribery, allegations that have already seen this british tabloid institution shuttered and claimed the job of murdoch's ceo rebeckah brooks and london's police chief. he did not give way to knowledge, both rupert and james saying they simply didn't know what was happening. then theater momentarily turned to farce. a protester from the public gallery tried to slam a foam pie into murdoch's face. he might have gotten closer had it not been the swift response and powerful right hook of murdoch's wi
. in britain rupert murdoch's media empire is at the center of a widening scandal over how far tabloids will go to get a story. it started with phone hacking, but now it includes allegations of bribery. and elizabeth palmer tells us that the royal family and a former prime minister may be among victims. >> reporter: today there were widely reported allegations that in 2007 the editor of "the news of the world" tried to pay $1,500 for a confidential directory of the royal family's phone numbers. and the seller? police officers assigned to protect them who also sold the paper information on where the queen and her family would be. and there's more. accusations that another of rupert murdoch's papers the "sun," obtained the medical records of former prime minister gordon brown's baby just after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. it was rebekah brooks, murdoch's british c.e.o., who called the browns to tell them the story was running, this according to former political aid david muir. >> they didn't know how rebekah came across this information and now that it's come to light it was obtained by
. >> reporter: now public opinion has turned sharply against the paper's owner, rupert murdoch, one of the world's most powerful media tycoons. he bought "the news of the world" back in 1969 and made it the cornerstone of an empire that now includes fox news and the "wall street journal." simon hoggart is a columnist for "the guardian." his newspaper has been investigating the scandal for years, and he says murdoch is facing an enormous backlash. >> now it's just loathing for the guy. >> reporter: the murdochs moved fast to close down "the news of the world" this week, but it's much easier to stop the presses than to repair a reputation tainted by lying and deceit. authorities announced a short time ago that they now arrested a third person in this scandal, a 63-year-old man, although we don't know yet who he is. and rupert murdoch himself is flying into london tomorrow from the u.s. to take charge personally of this spiraling mess. scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. in syria today, the streets were filled again with protesters calling for president bashar al-assad to go. we have amateur video from
eyewitness news. >> coming up new at 4:30. learn more about rupert murdoch's young wife, who has become a sensation after hitting the man who tried to attack her husband during the phone hacking scandal. >>> a very, very big story today. suffocating air is moving in today. wjz found a woman on st. paul street, using an umbrella trying to keep today's heat at bay on university parkway. the high temperatures were not enough to keep work crews from making repairs. work goes on there. in northwest baltimore, you can see the heat coming off the road as temperatures climb into the 90s. and you know what? the worst of the heat is yet to come. bob turk is here with updated numbers from first warning weather. >> i think you're going to find tomorrow, much, much worse than it has been. >>> we're only at 92. yesterday, we did get up to humid 92. the dew point is way up there again at 72 degrees. when you combine those two, makes you feel like 101 degrees outside. easton just jumped up to 110. the heat index. ocean city at 92. and oakland, 83. because of these high temperatures and high dew points
, thank you very much. now to the latest on rupert murdoch. his mediale pirs includes the times of london, the "wall street journal" and the fox net would and he was on the verge of acquiring the british sky broadcasting network. but elizabeth palmer reports the tabloid hacking scandal forced him to pull the plug on that deal today as lawmakers on both side called for investigations. >> reporter: it's a sight many people thought they would never see. media tycoon rupert murdoch in retreat. today he abandoned his controversial $12 billion plan to expand into britain's lucrative satellite television business in a surrender to public outrage and political pressure. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful, it got to be addressed at every level, and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to sort out the mess they've created. >> reporter: the prime minister dave cameron met today with the parents of the teen-age girl milly dowler whose stone lies at the heart of this scandal. she was murdered in 2002, but only last monday the public learned her phone had been hacke
>>> good morning. rupert murdoch is on the hot seat as he goes before parliament this morning to answer questions about his newspaper's hacking into thousands of cell phones, while his company denies that he may be replaced as ceo. we'll look at the rise and possible fall of this media skrient. >> a denver air traffic controller is accused of being drunk on the job. talking to planes in the air. now a federal investigation is under way and he's been suspended. we'll bring you the very latest. >>> a deadly heat wave is blamed for at least 13 deaths as 40 states reach 90 degrees or higher and 60 million americans battle this summer scorcher. and here's the bad news, it may only get worse. we're going to bring you the forecast and tell you when all this bad weather may finally break. >>> and the u.s. women's soccer team returns home from the world cup. we'll talk with some of the players about their run to the finals, their heartbreaking loss, and what's next for the team. "early" this tuesday morning, team. "early" this tuesday morning, july 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs
of rupert murdoch's top deputies. elizabeth palmer is in london with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the police investigation is getting very serious now. one of the main lines of inquiry is going to determine or try and determine whether senior officers of murdoch's company knew of or were involved in unethical or especially illegal activity. mobbed by reporters in london, rupert murdoch plowed through, all smiles, to have dinners with his embattled ceo rebekah brooks. she'll be questioned by police later this week. there is a scramble inside murdoch's media empire to control toxic fallout from the "news of the world" hacking scandal which could start waves in the u.s. >> there are waves of could it have happened here? there are locks of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s., many stories, many of its celebrity stories are datelined here. >> reporter: the scandal broke last week with the case of milly dowler, a teenager murdered in 2002. her parents and thousands of others discovered that personal voice messages had been hacked by "news of the world" journal
. >>> still ahead at 5:00. standing by her man. rupert murdoch. tonight, a closer look. >>> a woman's drowning goes unnoticed for days. now, police released the surprising reason it happened. >>> students here in baltimore city head overseas. i'm jessica kartalija. i'll have their stories next ,,, >>> it's just observe 5:30. 92 degrees and sunny. good evening and thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the things people are talking about tonight. >>> a federal judge gives the go-ahead to a lawsuit by the marine's family. the city of baltimore could be forced to pay millions for the officer's action. >> -- officer tshamba was leaving a mount vernon nightclub when he shot the unarmed marine 12 times with this police-issued weapon in a dispute over a woman. while tshamba awaits sentencing, a lawsuit by the victim's family moves full speed ahead in a federal court. this ruling allows the police department, the police commissioner, each the mayor, to be sued under a federal law for failing to stop an officer. >> there were several things that should have raised the red fla
allowing hackermyer violated policies. but there was no criminal intent. >>> rupert murdoch has dropped his takeover bid. tina kraus reports for wjz from london. >> it's a stunning defeat for rupert murdoch's media empire. newscorps is withdrawing its $14 billion bid for the lucratifer british satellite company, be sky be. >> reporter: the pullout comes just hours after britain's phone hacking scandal hit the houses of parl parliament. >> what has happened at this company is disgraceful. it has to be addressed. and they need to stop thinking about mergers until they sort out the mess they've created. >> they have warned murdoch to back out. but newscorps folded first, saying it was too difficult to progress in the current climate. murdoch is facing charges that his paper, news of the world, hacked into phones. the study has also brought scandal to the prime minister. hiring andycologiston as his communications chief. police arrested colson last week, accusing him of lying about the hacking. >> what the public wants us to do is address this firestorm. they want us to sort out bad practices a
company said it would buy back $5 billion worth of the phone's stock. rupert murdoch and its country are talking about the takeover of british sigh broadcasting. the u.s. trade deficit surged 15% in may, to more than $50 billion. that is the highest level in more than 2 1/2 years. the trade deficit was driven higher by trade increase. and hiring is not likely to pick up this summer. the labor department says employers advertise 3 million jobs in may. the same amount as in april. companies can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months to fill a position. and there is heavy competition for each opening. in may, about 5,000 were for each. stay with cbsmoneywatch.com. >>> coming up on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. why house republicans want you to be able to choose what kind of bulbs you buy. >>> i'm mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. at the inner harbor. drivers from all over the globe will be coming here on labor day. but we'll be talking to someone from baltimore, driving this car. the story when eyewitness news continues. >>> tempts are still pretty high this afternoon. what tomorrow will bring
. >> billionaire rupert rupert murdoch's billion-dollar empire may be in trouble. even more of his papers are now under fire, and he's forced to do damage control. >> reporter: the phone-hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's news of the world, could be spreading to his other papers. there are -- now reports that they hack the into the personal information of ex-prime minister gordon brown. things like his bank accounts and his son's medical record. news international says it is investigating this latest charge. >> there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout, really, of the stables. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting his embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that went on during her watch as news of the world. >> reporter: murdoch is dealing with more allegations of corruption. they said news of the world reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week, with the case of millie doweller, a british
around a few days. we'll let you know how long coming up in the forecast. >>> rupert murdoch flew back to his home today. david cameron called an emergency session of parliament today. cameron denies claims he tried to stop the investigation. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal dragged david cameron into the fray and into a fight of the house of commons. >> it's the greatest responsibility i have is to clear up the mess. >> reporter: he's in the miss. his former chief was editor at "news of the world" now, he's under arrest. >> with 20/20 line -- hindsight and all that's followed, i wouldn't have offered him the job. >> it's not about hindsight, but about the information and the warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> reporter: cameron fought back against accusations. the prime minister fought for two hours, distancing himself from the worst political crisis he's faced since he took power 15 months ago. >> i would say that the water is labbing around his ankles, it will be a while before it drowns him. it probably won't drown him. >> reporter: he's accused of cozying up to rebe
, the head of scotland yard, has resigned, and the well-connected former chief executive of rupert murdoch's news international has been arrested. elizabeth palmer rorz. >> reporter: rebekah brooks had willingly made an appointment to go to the police station to answer questions when she arrived, she was arrested. anything she tells detectives now will become a formal part of the criminal inquiry into phone hacking and bribery of the "news of the world." brooks' arrest came as a surprise, but this was a shock. >> i have this afternoon informed the palace, secretary and the mayor of my intention to resign as commissioner of the metropolitan police service. >> reporter: the powerful head of london's police force resigned, not because he's personally suspected of wrongdoing but it was on his watch that the former "news of the editor" neil wallace as hired as a pr consultant to the police. he's since been arrested in connection with hacking. when this scandal exploded two weeks ago no one dreamed how many powerful people would be dragged in and down. in the u.s., les hinton, head of dow jones
close relationship with rupert murdoch and his now disgraced executive team. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me i have learned. >> reporter: he batted away question after question. especially about his decision to hire an ex murdoch editor since arrested in the phone hacking scandal as his communications chief. >> if it turns out i've been lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology. >> reporter: a reasonable poll shows 60% of britains think murdoch through his powerful newspaper group has far too much influence in british politics. influence cameron says he's been open about. >> what i've set out is not just meetings that are business meetings, official meetings with media executives and proprietors, but also private meetings as well. >> reporter: so it was even more embarrassing for cameron when rupert murdoch facing his own grilling by british lawmakers said he was invited to the prime minister's home at number 10 downing street after last year's election as a thank you for his support, but told to arrive in secret. >> why did you enter the back door to number
wave in more than a decade. >>> as rupert murdoch returns to the u.s. he is accused of police payoffs by his reporters. we'll tell you what's next for the embattled media mogul, early this morning, july 21st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show." there you see it barometer rising, humidity rising. >> you can see the humidity? >> the sun is rising. translation it is hot. >> it feels hotter than it even shows on your thermometer this morning. >> 80 degrees here in new york already. it's 7:01. in 32 states. >>> type of heat advisory today. these temperatures triple digits in a lot of places. we'll talk about that. coming up. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >> and i'm chris wragge. >>> the final landing of the space shuttle. "atlantis" touched down early this morning at the kennedy space center. a perfect toend the shuttle program's last mission. cbs news national correspondent chip reid is at ksc with more on this. >> reporter: good morning, chris. you can see the shuttle "atlantis" at the end of the runway be
on wjz: >> reporter: rupert murdoch facing a grilling by politicians and there's a new twist to the hacking scandal. we'll have the latest, coming up. >>> good morning, i'm andrea fujii. more allocations of cheating. this time, not in city schools, but with the people training to save lives. >>> good morning, i'm kristy breslin in traffic control. we have congestion on 95 southbound and a new accident in pasadena. we'll have all of the details. >> good morning, it's a warm start of the day. we'll have the forecast coming up. >>> he's in howard county and now, in "transformers." we'll find out how he ended up in the movies, on tv and on the internet. that's when the eyewitness news morning edition continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [captioner lost audio] >> reporter: state agencies found that several cadets had taken the state licensing test ahead of time. >> one of the state examiners found a test, it was supposed to be a confidential test in the open. from there, there was an investigation launched >> reporter: the fire chef said he didn't know if the students or the public train
at the "news of the world" but also at "the sun" and "the sunday times," both owned by rupert murdoch. former prime minister gordon brown believes some of his bank account details were illegally obtained by the "sunday times." >> "the sunday times" appear to have got access to my account. they got access to my legal files. but i'm shocked. i'm generally shocked to find that this happened because of the leads. >> reporter: he was shattered to learn that the sun was going public with the news that his baby son had cystic fibrosis. something the family had kept strictly confidential. the person who told the browns that "the sun" would run a story on their baby's illness was rebecca brooks. at the time the editor of the sun newspaper, she's now rupert murdoch's british ceo and is herself being questioned by police. john yates, the officer you saw earlier on in my report, has just told the committee that he's 99% sure his phone was hacked, which shows that police investigating the news of the world were themselves not immune. chris? >> i'll tell you, this story grows more and more every day. cbs'
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dad did, my grandfather did and it's what we do today. from the embattled press baron rupert murdoch to the polo playing prince william and his bride stories with the british connection have been very much in the news this past week. ben tracy will have more on the royal tour of california. but first elizabeth palmer in london with the latest on the end of the world, at least for the world's newspaper, that is. >> reporter: the last edition of the news of the world was a proud farewell that recalled 168 years of sunday scoops. rupert murdoch bought the paper in 1969 and used its profits to build his vast media empire that now includes fox news, the wall street journal, and the new york post. but this week this scrappy tabloid was engulfed by scandal. though it remained one of the best-selling newspapers in the english speaking world its name is disgraced and the fallout has damaged politicians, the police and the formidable mr. murdoch. the scandal exploded with a teenager murdered in 2002. on monday in london, a private investigator working for the news of the world was accused of h
that media mogul rupert murdoch's newscorps tried to hack into the phone records of 9/11 victims. >> reporter: rupert and james murdoch say they will let british lawmakers grill them about the phone hacking scandal. the newscorps boss and his son first refused to testify but agreed after members of parliament slapped them with court orders. lawmakers will also get to question news international chief rebecca brooks at the hearing on tuesday. the parliamentary panel is digging into allegations, reporters hacked the phones of murder and terror victims. they've already interrogated senior police officers, accused of taking money from journalists, sniffing for stories. >> reporter: british police are still sniffing for arrests in the hacking scandal. the latest arrest is a former deputy from news around the world. >> reporter: the latest scandal is showing signs of spreading to america. several are demanding an investigation into whether newscorps broke a u.s. law, banning bribes to u.s. foreign officials. they also want to know if families of 9/11 and other american victims may have had their ph
of the stories people are talking about tonight. british lawmakers are trying to force rupert murdoch to testify about the phone hacking scandal that is threatening his media empire. but he isn't giving in, even as the fbi may start looking into the scandal as well. >> reporter: rupert and james murdoch say they will let british lawmakers grill them about the phone hacking scandal. they first refused to testify but agreed after members of parliament slapped them with court orders. lawmakers will also get to question news international chief rebecca brooks at a hearing on tuesday. the parliamentary panel is digging into allegations reporters hacked the phones of murder and terror victims. they have already interrogated senior officers, accused of taking money from journalists sniffing for stories. >> reporter: the latest suspect is a former deputy editor for former news of the world. >> reporter: the newscorps scandal is now showing signs of moving to america. several are demanding an investigation into whether newscorps broke a u.s. law, banning bribes to foreign officials. lawmakers also want t
, bob. stir still ahead on eyewitness news at 6:00. pie attack. rupert murdoch hit in the face by a strange attack. why the man said he did it and the charges he faces. >>> i'm alex demetrick coming up. massive last flight for maryland, searching for bad air. that story as eyewitness news continue. >>> and once again on the breaking news. the house has just passed one version of the debt release plan. a live update is ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> if is just after 6:30. 100 degrees out. and it's hot. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talk being tonight. breaking news, as wjz told you, just moments ago, the house of representatives has passed a version of the debt release plan. mike hellgren is following developments from washington from the newsroom. mike? >> and that is the republican version. it passed by 218 votes. however, the president has said he will veto it. and democrats in the senate say it does not have enough votes to pass there. so essentially, there is still no deal at this time. and many marylanders are telling us, they'r
swarmed rupert murdoch's range recover as he arrived with his son james. the testimony came to a halt when a man threw a cell phone at murdoch. his wife slapped him away before he could be hit. >> i'm absolutely shocked, and ashamed. >> what happened at the news of the world is wrong. we and i have apologized profusely and unreservedly for that. >> reporter: murdoch briefly spoke about the 911 victims hacking. >> reporter: murdoch says he is not responsible. he blamed individuals at the paper who he says deceived their superiors. lawmakers also grilled a former editor of the news of the world rebecca brooks who was arrested for bribes. the former chief testified 10 press officers in his department used to work for the news of the world. >> news corp.'s board of director said today it's standing behind murdoch and its management team despite the scandal. >>> storms hit the area, this tree snapped and fell on top of two cars on martin luther king boulevard. the tree broke at the base and brought down a power pole as well. luckily no one was hurt. >>> bob is tracking the storms. >> look at th
threats. >>> better late than never, rupert murdoch is apologizing to the public after his media empire deals with a major phone hacking scandal. murdoch printed a full page add in england's largest newspaper, apologizing to readers. reporters at the news of the world were caught hacking into the phones of thousands of people and that has murdoch and many subordinates facing legal and political troubles. >> i want to know were they aware a crime had taken place o gave them the authority, those kind of things. i'd like rupert murdoch to tell us what he knew as well. >> murdoch is set to appear before parliament next week. the fb-i is also investigating alexis quezada allegations that his reporters targeted 9/11 victims. >>> three people are in the hospital after a police pursuit comes to a vie leapt end in the middle of a north baltimore neighborhood. >> for an act of this magnitude in this neighborhood is shocking that somebody would drive that fast. >> police say a suspect in a stolen mercedes was trying to run away from police when he crashed two vehicles, police say the man who stole
. >>> media titan rupert murdoch decides to shut down his british tabloid newspaper. the presses are about to stop for the paper that sells nearly 3 million copies a week. >> reporter: news of the world will present print its last edition this sunday. fallout from the phone hacking scandal is shutting down rupert murdoch's 168-year-old barometric pressure -- paper. reporters are accused of breaking into the voice mails of victims. murdoch's staff said the news of the world is in the business of holding others in account but it failed to hold itself in account. british parliament even held an emergency session. >> london's police forces are now under investigation, for allegedly taking bribes from reporters looking for tips. >> reporter: the latest victims of the hacking appear to be former boyfriends of princess diana, lawyers of james hewitt, and lawyers for dodi fayed believe they hacked the phones. >> anybody that was aware of it and knew it was going on should face criminal charges. >> reporter: now a newscorps deal to take over british sky broadcasting could also fall apart. >> until
screening. the fbi says there is no investigation that it was for an intended attack. >>> rupert murdoch's entire media empire is now threatened. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's "news of the world" could be spreading to his are the papers. there are now reports, journalists working at other irvetd -- international papers, including the sun and the times, hacked into bank accounts and credit cards. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting his embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch at news of the world. >> reporter: london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with more claims of corruption, including 9/11 victims. it claims an exnew york city cop says rupert's paper offered to pay him. >> they were in hot water for hacking into the phone of millie dowler. >> reporter: police say journalists from news of the world h
are sorry, that's the apology from rupert murdoch after this empire was caught up in a scandal. he printed an ad in the large of the newspapers in england apologizing to readers. reports that the news of the world hacked into a murder victim's cell phone call and hacked into thousands of other people's personal information. he shut down the paper after the scandal broke. >>> and he is banned from his old business, the former owner the a theater is caught up in another controversy. and he has been told to stay away from the movie theater he used to own. he is accused of shoving some of the staffers and elbowing a man at the opening night of the new harry potter movie. he caused a lot of commotion at the meeting when he stormed on to the stage and he is now running for council president. >>> it could be on the verge of a deal after months of negotiations the lockout could soon finally be over. tonight gigi talked to the fans anxious about the deal. >> reporter: nfl players and owners call it progress. both sides say they are closer to ending the lockout and deciding how to split up the leag
from the buttocks. >>> families of some 9/11 victims will meet to talk about rupert murdoch's -- was contacted by the staff. the british tabloid was shut down after it was revealed that they hacked into voice mail messages of private citizens. the meeting with the attorney generally take place next month. murder dock's -- murdoch's u.s. based company says there is no evidence. >>> may go to prison for defrauding taxpayers. the u.s. attorney says it stemmed from heart operations he performed unnecessarily. along with some of the new state guards being put in place for patients statewide. >> dr. john mclean faces prison time after a federal jury convicted him of defrauding medicare of thousands of dollars. accused him of placing more than 2000 extents. his -- stints. his case is just the latest in a national event and whether stint manufacturers have relationships with doctors that are just too cozy. places safeguards on all operations. >> i think the key thing is we're confident they are very good standards, that people are being held accountable. >> if there is any peer revi
into the phone hacking scandal of rupert murdoch's news corporation. the fbi wants to know if murdoch's reporters tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. congressman peter king was one of the u.s. lawmakers who asked the fbi to get involved. >> anything at all which involved 9/11 victims at the fbi's jurisdiction over i want them to investigate and investigate fully. i have a lot of 9/11 families in my district. they're entitled to know if their privacy was violated and if their loved one's privacy was violated and that's what this is about. >> murdoch and one of his sons agreed to testify at a parliamentary hearing next week. >>> the u.s. is fighting a war in cyberspace. the pentagon says it's a battle to protect national security secrets but the other side is winning. some of the nation's most sensitive military secrets have been looted by spies who managed to break into government computers. david martin got an exclusive look into the pentagon command center. >> reporter: the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's high priced ticket to air superiority for the 21st century except four mo
police to kill him. >>> rupert murdoch has decided to shut down his troubled uk to tabloid. it comes after the tabloid was linked to a phone scandal. >> reporter: news of the world will print its last edition is this sunday. fallout from the phone hacking scandal is shutting down rupert murdoch's 168-year-old paper. reporters are accused of breaking into the voice mail of murder victims, the families of dead soldiers, and celebrities. murdoch's son james made the announcement to the staff, saying the news of the world is in the business of holding others to account, but it failed when it came to itself. there has been outrage across the country. even the british parliament held an emergency session, expressing its disgust. >> reporter: the scandal has been growing wider by the day. london's police force is under investigation, for allegedly taking bribes. >> reporter: the latest from the hacking appear to be former boyfriends for princess diana. lawyers believe news of the world hacked the men's phones. big groups like the veterans groups had already cut ties with the they paper. >>
. >>> in the british phone hacking scandal, two people are contradicting testimony by rupert murdoch's son, james. james murdoch testified before parliament on tuesday saying he was unaware of critical evidence in the scandal. but a former editor and one of murdoch's former legal advisors both say that's not so. they say there was an e-mail years ago outlining how wide spread the problem was. and james murdoch, they say, knew about it. >>> just ahead on "the morning news," find out which state has the most binge drinkers. >> plus, what's wrong with this picture? the rotten to the core details up next. but first, bob schieffer has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news". >>> every month, millions of americans depend on social security to support their families and make ends meet. but now they may not get the next check if the debt ceiling crisis is not resolved. that story tonight on the cbs evening news. >>> as much of this nation swelters in record heat, a large rural region of chile where it's wintertime is suffering through what they're calling a snow catastrophe. as much as nine feet of sno
of -- records of 9/11 victims. >>> the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's news of the world, could be spreading to its other papers. there are now reports journalists working at news international papers, including the sun and sunday times, hacked into the personal information of ex-prime minister gordon brown. things like his bank account. and his son's medical record. news international says it's investigating this latest charge. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting its embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch, at news around the world. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with corruption. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop, saying "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week, with the case of millie dowler, a british teen m
control free for millions of pem -- women. >>> under fire. first it was media giant rupert murdoch. now, britain's prime minister, grilled about the phone hacking scheme. >>> it is just after 6:30. and 91 degrees. hello, here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. >> first day with rupert giant on the media hot seat. now, british lawmakers are hammering their own lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. david cameron emphatically denies claims that he tried to stop an investigation. >> order! >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister over the debate in a phone hacking scandal. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring his former communications chief, andycologiston. colson -- andy colson. they hacked into the voice mails of politicians. >> reporter: with 20/20 hindsight and all that followed, i would not have offered him the job and i don't expect he would have taken it. >> it's not about whether he lied to him. it's about all of the information and warnings that the prime ministe
schieffer. well, rupert murdoch called it the most humbling day of his life, and he said he was sorry, but it wasn't his fault and he wasn't resigning. then someone hit
scandal in britain. rupert murdoch is being pressured to appear before lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're hearing a ninth person has been arrested in the phone hacking scandal, the former executive editor of the "news of the world," but the late breaking news here this morning is the british government committee has just issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions about what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally there is a serious question over whether they can be compelled to appear. damage control in high gear rupert murdoch and son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. news corp shut out "nut of the world" withdrawn the bid for bskyb television but the scandal won't go away. politicians aimed to get murdoch and rebekah brooks to appear before parliamentary committee which recently grilled senior police officials over the "news of the world" phone hacking controversy. david cameron told parliament "if
for media mogul rupert murdoch and the phone hacking scandal in britain. this morning, new pressure for him to drop his plans to buy a broadcasting company and push for judicial inquiry into the hacking controversy. we'll go to london for the latest in a bit. first we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge in new york with erica hill. >> the language is becoming more clear, perhaps more concrete for the rest of us, during the ongoing debates in washington. first the president says millions of dollars in benefits may not go out next month and the threat of national default. many see this as a game of political chicken. many americans are growing weary of the game. cbs news evening anchor scott pelley sat down for a one on one with president obama tuesday. he joins us with more from washington. good morning again. >> although it appears democrats and republicans come to a stand still president obama insisted he believes can he get it done and when we asked the president for specifics about how to close the deal and how many democrats were on board, this is what he had to say.
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be spreading to the u.s.? tina kraus reports for wjz from london. >> reporter: rupert and james murdoch say they will let british lawmakers grill them about the phone hacking scandal. the british media mogul and his son first refused to testify. but then parliament slapped charges on them. >> the parliamentary panel is digging into allegations. reporters hacked the phone of murder and terror victims. they've already interrogated senior police officers, accuse of taking money from journalists, sniffing for stories. >> british police are still making arrests in the hacking scandal. the latest suspect is a former editor for news of the world. >> the newscorps scandal is now showing signs in america. showing whether they bribed officials. lawmakers aspect also want to know if others may have had their phones hacked, too. >> there's really no reason to believe, given what's going on in britain and how this is mushrooming, that there aren't going to be similar episodes here. >> murdoch is known as the dirty digger in the uk. now, the media billionaire is trying to dig himself out of the scandal t
to close down operations. yet today, owner rupert murdoch expressed "total support for rebekah brooks," the embattled executive who formerly edited the paper. south sudan became the newest nation trying to become the u.n.'s 193rd member following civil wars that left an estimated 1.5 million dead. holding most of the nation's oil reserve, continued tensions in the former sudan. dignitaries at the ceremonies were colin powell and u.n. envoy susan rice. a federal judge in new york city heard arguments in a lawsuit that challenges search procedures at the u.s. border. at issue the privacy of personal electronic devices and the plaintiff is an american citizen who says he has done nothing wrong. michelle miller has more. >> i've crossed the border dozens of times. >> pascal was on a train from montreal to new york last year when his travel history raised concerns at the u.s. border. >> i lived in jordan. i've traveled to lebanon. and i've also been to yemen. >> border agents searched his belongings, seized his laptop and ordered him to log on. >> next thing i know, my laptop is being peru
temperatures and humidity. upper plains and new england see scattered severe thunderstorms. >>> rupert murdoch is back in the united states. the media tycoon and his wife arrived home in new york from london yesterday. murdoch was questioned by members of the british parliament about the phone-hacking scandal that has rocked his media empire. investigations are ongoing in britain and in the u.s. >>> british prime minister david cameron spoke to parliament yesterday, cameron trying to distance himself from his former communications chief dayne colson. colson is a former editor of the now defunct news corp. cameron denied claims that he tried to stop the investigation into the hacking. >>> it turns out that hacking into someone's phone isn't that hard at all. bill whitaker has that part of the story. >> reporter: it includes british royals, commoners, and screen stars like hugh grant. >> i think this is the watershed moment. >> reporter: but don't think hacking is just the scourge of the celebrated and sensational on the other side of the atlantic. your phone and my phone can be hacked -- >> my
of the case as well. >>> and rupert murdoch purchased a full page advertisement apologizing for a hacking. >>> the two men in the robocalls scandal will be in court today. they both worked on the campaign of ehrlich. ehrlich isn't accused of wrong doing >>> the former owner of the senator theatre is not allowed near the property. he's seen here losing his cool last month. he's accused of assaulting staff members on the opening night of the "harry potter" movie. >>> the baltimore based site "coupons" is going to expand for washington, d.c.. they donate a portion of sales to charity. believe it or not, the orioles have a two game win streak as the red sox came tonight. the bird's bats came to life. the orioles beat the indians, 8- 3 yesterday afternoon, winning two in a row for the first time since june 20th. >>> if you came down to help the maryland food bank, we want to thank you. this is for the benefit of the maryland food bank. this is part of the continuing communitiy commitment. >>> japan was the first asian nation to win the world cup. here's the report from frankfort, germany. >>>
's not clear if this contributed to the spill. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch is back in the united states dealing with fallout from the phone hacking scandal in the united kingdom. >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister in a heated debate over the phone scandal. >> you live and you learn. believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring the former communications chief. he was editor at "news of the world" when journalists hacked into the voice mail of politicses and victims. >> it's about all the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored oar are now that coal son has been arrested, the prime minister sund more pressure to distance himself from the scandal. the questions are being asked about the friends he keeps. >> reporter: cameron met with news corp. executives and denies his staff tried to stop an investigation. he laughs off suggestions he coz decide up to rebekah brooks. >> i've never held a slumber party or seen her in her pajamas. >> some house of common meme beers accused them of block a criminal investigation. >
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